One of the rarest dog breeds is the Mexican Hairless Dog is a rare, hairless breed of dog whose size varies greatly. It is also known as Xoloitzcuintli, Xoloitzcuintle or Xolo for short, or Mexican Hairless.
Xoloitzcuintli’s are noted for their calm but puppies can be quite noisy and unruly. The breed has definite primitive temperament traits and require extensive socialisation and training from eight weeks to one year old. Their temperament is similiar to a typical Working breed, with strong protective traits. They also can be great escape artists, climbing and jumping fences to chase small animals. They are known to possess exceptional guard dog ability and will not back down from a fight no matter what size the foe.
The Mexican Hairless Dog is native to Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Archaeological evidence suggests that the breed has existed for more than 3,500 years.